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Iraqi Kurdistan offers to freeze referendum results to defuse crisis with Baghdad

  • The Kurdistan Regional Government offered to freeze the results of an earlier referendum on independence from Iraq, according to a statement
  • The statement also called for an immediate ceasefire and a halt to all military operations in the northern region

The Kurdistan Regional Government in a statement early on Wednesday offered to freeze the results of an earlier referendum on independence as part of an offer to defuse the crisis with the Iraqi central government in Baghdad.

The statement also called for an immediate ceasefire and a halt to all military operations in the northern region. The KRG called for an open dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad based on the country's constitution.